Drop Your Mask: Why We Dress Up on Purim

By making fun of the facades we hide behind, we get in touch with our inner self.

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(1) Yochana Gleizer, February 28, 2018 1:52 PM

What a beautiful message Thank you

I can describe how much joy I felt listening to this message, and how much it means to me. Aish does such an amazing job reaching out to those who are not able to be part of a Jewish community. like me, as an immigrant with broke English and on my own in the USA with no contact with jews, no employment for suffering from severe anxiety and having no qualifications. I wish I was in a position to donate a good amount of money to Aish, it means the world to me as a lonely Jew to be able to have this wisdom accessible. In times of anti-Semitism on the rise in the USA, and no longer having my grandparents, my parents and siblings, also cousins, and was not able to have kids after a very expensive fertility treatment with my amazing husband who is American Catholic Italian. I rely on Jewish Holidays including Shabbat to connect with Hashem and my Jewish identity. I had dreams to have kids and take them to Purim celebrations and Jewish schools like I did growing up in Sao Paulo Brazil.; However, I feel the joy that I am still able to make several traditional foods for all holidays on vegan version, for being vegan. Last night I did a big amount of vegan Hamantaschen, to give to my local school, my husband co-workers and to my local shelter. I just wish I could do more and fulfilled more mitzvahs. I plan to donate to Aish whenever I have the blessing to be able to do and to so many amazing Jewish organizations. Thank you. Chag Purim Chameach


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